Lie Groups and Quantum Chromodynamics
This article explores the mathematics of group theory, in particular Lie groups and their representations, and its connection to quantum field theory, specifically quantum chromodynamics. The first half discusses specific Lie groups and their Lie algebras and uses this information to describe the theory of the strong force, its particle constituents and a property of subatomic particles known as colour charge. This article emphasizes the importance of utilizing abstract algebra for the continued advancement of quantum physics in the modern era.
Copyright (c) 2020 Aaron C.H. Davey
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
By publishing works in MUSe, authors retain copyright under a CC BY-NC license, which allows others to share these works for non-commercial purposes as long as credit is given to the work's original author(s). The MUSe Editorial Board reserves the right to make copy-editing changes to works prior to publication to ensure they conform to the publication's style and quality standards. The Editorial Board also reserves the right to archive published submissions in MacEwan University's institutional repository, RO@M.